Capa (3299) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2017 trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, resin, grapefruit and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in the smell but there was a strange aftertaste I didn’t like. Mouthfeel was too surupy and it wasn’t very carbonated. Overall with a name like this you’d think the beer would taste better but the balance was way off and the mouthfeel was terrible.
Copper orange with a white head. Strong citrus and floral notes with a decent sweet malt backbone. Finish starts with orange bitterness and quickly morphs to a sweet end. Medium bodied. A solid beer. cobaink2 (692) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2016
2014 vintage. One of the first triple IPA’s that was ever Brewed. Pours a deep Amber color with a Surapy hazy finish. The hops have mellowed a little bit and is now a bit rounded. The alcohol is very boozy and really present. Very good. andrewje41 (3887) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2016
I’m enjoying this recent trend of mine, taking beers out of Ratebeer hiatus. It’s fun, and also I realize that it’s because everyone else who lives here has already rated it back when I was in High school. Maybe not this one, but still. On foot Seattle crawl, stop #1. Dark copper pour with a big bubble ring head. Aroma is incredible, with tangerine and grapefruit. Citrus fruit flavor up front, with a moderate hop bitterness, and a bit of a dry finish. This is a solid, incredible triple, in a style that I constantly find inconsistencies. Nothing off putting with this. Cool flavor theoughout, great fruit citeus, and a solid hop profile. One of the best beers I’ve had with "the" in the name. Of not the best. Loved it. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/2/15] Draught at Big Time Brewery in Seattle. Love the name! Clear copper. Aroma of resinous hops, a bit “green”, some slightly caramelly malt and an alcoholic note. Flavor with sweet caramelly malt, resinous hops, piney and citric, and a bitter finish with a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied, a bit oily. Ferris (15288) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Draft - Orange pith and sweet malts. Clear orange gold with a decent white head. Resin and Mandarin sweetness with a long bitter finish. Lots of orange notes.
ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
On tap @ Big Time. Pours opaque thick orangish amber with thin white head. Aroma is big sweet caramel malt with floral spicy hops in the back. Taste is huge thick sweet caramel malt with sizable bitter hops on the finish. Notes of pine, citrus, and earthy grass on the hops. That said, this is a malt driven beer. Tastes way bigger than 9%. Let’s be honest: it’s no Pliny the Younger. But; very tasty and now local breweries are making triple IPAs. Win-win!! luttonm (6274) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft at the Big Time Brewpub. So happy to have this while I was home, for rating #2000, right after I gave a presentation at my alma mater across the street. A great day! Big thick, juicy, grapefruit orange pour. Sticky juice, hops are thick but not very floral. Tartness from alcohol and hop bitterness, but very smooth. Some yeast stays in the glass too. I think I may be clipping the top end after a month of indulging in lovely, hoppy beers again .. it feels like they could have gone further. But this is absolutely a Big Time beer and pushing their boundaries. Lovely and oddly nostalgic treat for #2000. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap. Clear amber color with ivory head. Floral, pine, spicy hop aromas with some caramel. Spicy, floral, pine sap hoppy flavors with a sweet caramel base brew; mild alcohol twang to finish----good. CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber. Pours a hazy dark orange and ruby color with a half-inch of beige foam. Aroma is a mix of tropical fruit, citrus rind and pine resin with a bit of caramel toward the end. The taste starts out with a strong dose of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and hops resin followed by notes of vegetal bitterness, toasted malt sweetness and citrus alcohol. The body is slightly syrupy with soft carbonation and an aggressively bitter, alcohol-warming finish. Overall, a potent bitter citrus bomb. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Hops? Check. Malt? Some. Snarky marketing strategy? Check!
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